Competition films from the recently concluded 18th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival will be shown in Cinema ‘76 Anonas starting August 24, Wednesday to August 30, Tuesday. This will give a chance for indie fans and movie audiences who were not able to catch the screenings at the Cultural Center of the Philippines and other partner theaters that ended on August 16.
With the gradual return to the new normal, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Cinemalaya Foundation Inc. are enthusiastic about the in-real-life screenings of full-length and short feature films in competition this year.
The film lineup includes the 11 feature films: Carlo Obispo’s The Baseball Player, which was named Best Film; Blue Room by Ma-an L. Asuncion-Dagnalan; 12 Weeks by Anna Isabelle Matutina; Ginhawa by Christian Paolo Lat; Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin? by Real Florido; Bula Sa Langit by Sheenly Gener; Angkas by Rain Yamson; Batsoy by Ronald Espinosa Batallones; Kaluskos by Roman Perez Jr.; Kargo by TM Malones; and Retirada by Cynthia Cruz Perez and Milo Alto Paz.
Also to be shown are short films Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol (It’s Raining Frogs Outside) by Maria Estela Paiso; Black Rainbow by Zig Dulay; City of Flowers by Xeph Suarez; Dikit by Gabriela Serrano; Distance by Dexter Paul de Jesus; Duwa-Duwa by Nena Jane Achacoso; Mga Handum Nga Nasulat Sa Baras (The Dreams That Are Written in the Sand) by Arlie Sweet Sumagaysay and Richard Jeroui Salvadico; Mata Kang Busay (Vision of the Falls) by Nino Maldecir and Cyphor John Gayorgor; Kwits by Raz de la Torre; Roundtrip to Happiness by Claudia Fernando; See You, George! by Mark Moneda; and Si Oddie by Maria Kydylee Torato.
“Cinema ’76 Film Society is honored to be a cinema partner in this year’s Cinemalaya Festival. It’s been two years since the festival had in-person screenings and as Cinemalaya fans ourselves, we’re excited to welcome indie fans, looking to catch some of the best films of the year,” said Daphne O. Chiu, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TBA Studios and Cinema ’76.
Ticket price for each full feature costs P250.
Cinema ‘76 is located on the third floor of Anonas LRT City Center along Aurora Boulevard. It can also be accessed via a bridgeway from the Anonas LRT-2 Station. For booking inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or 0977-705-4276.